Anti-bullying film has tons of stars pushing for a PG-13 rating!
Celebs are using their fame to stand up for kids –and we love it! Justin Bieber, Johnny Depp, and this year's Oscar winner, Meryl Streep, are showing their support for the petition that asks the Motion Picture Association of America to demote the rating on the documentary Bully from R to PG-13 so that more kids can watch it.
And they are just the latest celebs to encourage the cause! Earlier this week, Ellen Degeneres and singer Demi Lovato took to Twitter asking people to participate. "Please help repeal the R rating on 'BULLY.' EVERYONE should be able to see it. Sign the petition," Lovato wrote.
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300,000 signatures have already been collected on the Change.org petition and Katy Butler, the high school student behind the film, has also garnered the backing of 26 Congress members.
It's so amazing to see celebrities donating their time and using their fan base to bring attention to an important issue. At a time when a plethora of kids are being hurt and tormented by bullies and sometimes even taking their own lives as a result, a film like this needs to be able to reach the younger generation in order to create awareness and motivate change. Its message is much too important to be stifled with an R rating. And Butler, who has had her finger broken at the hands of her harassers, deserves to get her story heard --especially after being brave enough to use her experiences in creating a film that both teens and adults should see.
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Watch the trailer for Bully, which comes out in select theaters March 30th, here:
Would you allow your teen to watch this movie?
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